News and Events

Dr. Eileen Crimmins will join us for our Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture at 3 p.m. on October 17th in Hess Commons (722 West 168th Street). Please save the date and join us.

 

 

Nationwide participants in our 2017 Age Boom Academy, pictured below, joined us in New York at the Columbia Journalism School to explore inequities in health, work and retirement over the course of three days. The academy is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and directed by Ruth Finkelstein, in partnership with Bruce Shapiro and Jack Rosenthal.  Below is a sampling of coverage from the journalists who participated.

In a June 22 article in USA Today, Columbia Aging Center faculty member, David Weiss is cited for his work on widely-held aging prejudices: our own.  

The program "Treasures of New York" featured Columbia University's Manhattanville campus and the inauguration of the Jerome L. Greene Science Building which houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and was designed by celebrated architect Renzo Piano. Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow, Daphna Shohamy, featured.

 

 

Faculty member Esteban Calvo has two new publications. The first is “Retirement Sequences of Older Americans: Moderately Destandardized and Highly Stratified Across Gender, Class, and Race” in The Gerontologist, and was co-authored with Ignacio Madero-Cabib and our director Ursula Staudinger. Here sequence analysis was used to model labor-force patterns among older Americans.  The authors were surprised to uncover patterns that seemed more standardized, irreversible, and age graded than previously reported.

Associate Director, Ruth Finkelstein, Principal Investigator on the project “Generativity in Deprived Urban Contexts?

The Columbia Aging Center Announces Funding for

Four New Projects to Develop Aging Science at

Columbia University

A Research Program to Explore the Modifiability of Aging

 

Age Boom Academy 2017 

Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism host the 2017 Age Boom Academy: Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement from June 8 to 10, 2017.

PRESS RELEASE - NEWS FROM THE COLUMBIA AGING CENTER

Global Aid for Health Leaves Older Adults Out in the Cold

“Don’t Lose Your Brain at Work – The Role of Recurrent Novelty at Work in Cognitive and Brain Aging,” relates new findings about how work can affect brain aging.  (February 6, 2017 issue of Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00117) Co-authors include Jan Oltmanns as well as Columbia Aging Center director Ursula Staudinger. 

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